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Warning! Don't Prune Your Cherry Tomatoes! (NOT) Pruning Tomato Plants for Maximum Yield!

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Warning! Don't Prune Your Cherry Tomatoes! (NOT) Pruning Tomato Plants for Maximum Yield!

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How Do I Prune Cherry Tomatoes? Do I Even Have to? How to Grow Cherry Tomatoes.

If you watch this channel, you know why and how to prune tomato plants. I've had several tomato pruning videos. But never one like this. What about cherry tomatoes? Should you or shouldn't you prune them? What about currant tomatoes? What are currant tomatoes? I'll show you all of this!
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How to PRUNE a TOMATO to GROW 5X MORE Tomatoes, NOT LEAVES & Branches | STEP by STEP

In this video I will show you step by step instruction how to grow a MASSIVE amount of Tomatoes on a single plant, and not grow just leaves and branches! This TOMATO PRUNING technique could INCREASE YOUR HARVEST BY 5x, use less ground space and use less fertilizer. Tomatoes need more pruning than most vegetables. You will learn the right way how to prune your tomato plant so you can maximize your flowers and fruit production. I also show you a pruning technique to make your plant grow really tall but not bushy and wide. Pruning maintenance is a must to control growth habit of Tomato plants. Most urban gardeners don't have a lot of space, so growing vertically is great solution. I will go over all of this in the video. Be sure to Subscribe for more videos about growing tomatoes!
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How to Prune Tomatoes for Maximum Yield and Plant Health

Pruning tomatoes is a topic of much debate - everyone seems to have their own method. This video looks at the two major types of tomatoes - determinate tomatoes and indeterminate tomatoes and the differences of pruning each. We also discuss the different parts of a tomato plant so you can look at your plant and actually know what's going on in the mess of stems, leaves, and flowers.

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To Prune or NOT to Prune Tomato Plants?

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How Do You PRUNE TOMATO PLANTS: Removing Leaves And Suckers From Tomato Plants THE RIGHT WAY!

How do you prune tomato plants? If you never prune your tomato plants follow tis video to learn all you need to know on pruning tomato plants the right way!
Three weeks after planting my tomato plants it is time to prune them for the first time and this is a perfect occasion to show you how to sucker tomato plants. Pruning tomato suckers was never hard for me and I can do it in just few minutes every few weeks when I do regular maintenance on my tomatoes. So, let’s find out how do you prune tomato plants!

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0:00 How Do you prune tomato plants - INTRO
3:09 How to sucker tomato plants
6:10 Removing leaves from tomato plants
8:20 When to prune tomato plants

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How to Prune Tomato Plants to Increase Yields - Pruning and Trellising Tomato Vines

Are you cutting off the wrong branches? See how to grow tomato plants 10 feet tall by pruning and trellising. Vital info is at 1:02 This easy method for growing great tomatoes will increase your yield and get you higher quality fruit from each tomato plant.

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What Happens If I Don't Stake & Prune Tomato Plants, Do I Have to Stake & Prune, Trellising Tomatoes

Ever wonder what tomatoes plants would look like if they weren't staked and pruned and left to sprawl across the garden. I show you the answer. Staking and pruning is a choice and based on need. I also show you what staked tomato plants look like when not pruned and how to trellis cherry tomato plants.

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My Tips for Growing Cherry Tomatoes

Want to know how to grow LOTS of delicious cherry tomatoes?!

In this video I reveal my current method of growing cherry tomatoes for the best possible yields. I've sprinkled tips into this video that I've learned over my eight year tomato-growing career through research and personal experience. Follow some of my tips and techniques identified in this video and you'll be sure to enjoy more fresh, vine-ripened cherry tomatoes perfect for a quick late summer snack or salads. Growing cherry tomatoes is something that even a beginner gardener can grow, but how successful your plants will be will depend on how well you accommodate their needs.

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How To Prune Tomato Plants For Maximum Yield & Bigger Tomatoes - Organic Vegetable Garden in Arizona

How To Prune Tomato Plants For Maximum Yield & Bigger Tomatoes - Organic Vegetable Garden in Arizona
In this video, I will show you how I prune my tomato plants and the three major reasons why I prune them.
But first, please note that if you are growing a determinate tomato variety, you should not prune it; just pinch back only suckers that grow below the first flower cluster, or you will reduce the yield from your tomato plant.

I usually try to prune my tomato plants as often as possible because the sooner I catch the new unneeded growth, the easier is to prune it and the lesser the risk of damaging my tomato plants. Young suckers, I normally just pinch off with my fingernails. If the sucker is a week old, I would use scissors, and if it's been on my tomato plant for a while, I would use garden clippers. I always make sure to wash my cutting tools before pruning my tomato plants, because I don't want to possibly spread a disease from another plant. I pinch off or cut the suckers as close as possible to the stem of the tomato plants without damaging the stem.

I left one sucker on each tomato plant to grow two stems but you can also prune them to a single stem.

The number one reason I prune my tomato plants is to assure maximum yield and bigger tomatoes. The less side growth my tomato plants have, the more energy and sources they can focus on growing more and bigger tomatoes. And of course, the tomatoes are going to be as big as the variety allows, and I want to reach that maximum size. And as my parents always said, you want to grow tomatoes, not bushes :)

The second reason why I prune my tomato plants is because I want to allow airflow and sunlight in between the plants to prevent decease and to allow sunlight to reach the tomato plants and help the tomatoes grow and ripen. However, I do leave enough leaves to provide shade to the soil and keep it cool because in Arizona in the summer the sun is very strong.

And the third reason I prune my tomato plants is because here in Arizona we do have many different snakes some of which are very deadly along with scorpions and spiders. So, the reason I prune the bottom leaves of my tomato plants is so I can have a clear view of what is underneath them before I reach there.

For a picture perfect garden make sure to regularly prune your tomato plants.

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Pruning Tomato Plants For Amazing Yields

Pruning tomato plants is something we do on our farm to ensure maximum yield and overall more fruit, whilst ensuring healthy plant growth.

In this video I’m going to share some of the benefits of pruning tomato plants, but will also cover how to prune tomato plants for maximum yield.

Starting off the video with explaining the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomato plants (and the reason why we only grow indeterminate varieties).

From there I’ll cover the important benefits of pruning your plants. Some of these benefits include better yields, more fruit, and less susceptibility to diseases.

After that I’ll show you the exact step by step of how we do the pruning of our tomato plants. More specifically, when it comes to pruning tomatoes we want to make sure that as the tomato plant grows, we take off all lower leaves that are close to the ground (to protect it from diseases) and remove all suckers (side shoots) that will start growing into large main stems if not pruned.

This will cause the tomato plants to distribute valuable nutrients and energy into these stems. Although this is not a big problem, by allowing these ‘extra’ shoots to develop, your plants will have more fruit clusters, more growth, and ultimately will get more suckers.

This will result in tomatoes developing much slower whilst becoming smaller at the same time.
To prevent this from happening we prefer to grow our tomato plants with one single leader and prune off all the suckers on the plant.

After I showed you how we do the pruning, I’ll also share how we trellis our tomatoes using a simple trellis system. Since we’re growing tomatoes with one single leader, a single wire is suspended from a main steel wire that’s attached on the top of the high tunnel.

We simply train the tomato plants in a clockwise manner around the wire without needing to use any clips to support the plant. As the plant grows we simply keep training the plant around this wire.

Once the tomato fruits start to develop, we remove all lower branches below this initial fruit cluster to increase airflow and light distribution in the high tunnel. We follow this pruning process until the tomato plants have reached the top of the high tunnel and all it will be left with is one single stem with a couple of leaves and flower cluster on the top of the high tunnel.

Another benefit of this ‘heavy pruning technique’ is the fact that there’s quite some light and space available at the bottom of the tomato plants, allowing us to use this valuable space to grow quick and low growing vegetables inter-planted with the tomatoes.

Crops like lettuces, spring onions, beetroots and a wide variety of other vegetables are able to take advantage of the light and space allowing us to double our production and increase our yields in the same area.

At the end of this video you’ll know exactly how we do the pruning of our tomato plants and you’ll be able to use these techniques in your own garden or farm.

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5 Tomato Grow Mistakes To Avoid

Tomato cage I use: Tomatoes ARE gardening in my opinion. They're the plant we most often think of when we think of a lush, beautiful garden. So many varieties, so many options...but also some mistakes can be made:

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How to Easily Prune and Stake Tomatoes | Earlier Harvests, Bigger Yields, and Healthier Plants

Today I share how to easily prune and stake tomatoes for earlier harvests, bigger yields, and healthier plants.

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Indeterminate Vs. Determinate- 01:03
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How to Prune Tomato Plants for More Fruit & Less Leaves. Plus How to Trellis Tomatoes.

This gardening video will show you how to prune tomato plants the proper way to get more fruit and less leaves. Pruning tomato plants is important if you want the plant to focus on fruit instead of making a huge green plant. You will also learn the best way to make a tomato trellis for your tomatoes to grow on no matter what climate you have.

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Pruning Indeterminate Tomatoes in Containers and Identifying Tomato 'Suckers'

Tomato 'suckers' will actually turn into stems that produce tomatoes. If you don't prune the 'suckers' from your indeterminate plants you will end up with dozens of stems that produce tomatoes. It is a problem. You will end up with too much growth that is difficult to manage. That can lead to diseases, more but smaller tomatoes and you end up with a plant that won't survive in a container. You have to prune indeterminate container tomatoes to one main productive stem. If you are adventurous and can manage the plants water... you can get away with to main production stems.

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How to Clearly Single Stem Prune Tomatoes Plants, Why You Might, & Sunscald: Two Minute TRG Tips

A Double Stem Tomato Pruning Method - From Never Pruned to 2 Production Stems: Two Minute TRG Tips

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How to Prune Indeterminate and Determinate Tomatoes for Healthy Yields || Black Gumbo

In this video I’ll show you the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomato plants and how to prune them for maximum growth, health and high yields. If you don’t prune, your tomatoes will grow, but will sprawl, become difficult to manage, and will invite diseases and pests. Pruning promotes earlier and healthier harvests and tidy plants that are easier to care for. I’ll speak about plant anatomy, specifically stems, suckers and leafing branches and will show you how easy it is to care for a young plant so that it will become a prosperous and enjoyable project.

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Topping a Tomato Plant - How to Top a Tomato Plant and Why Top?

Topping a tomato plant is easy and quick. What is topping a tomato plant and why would you want to do it? This tomato video shows you how to top a tomato plant and a surprise that happened after topping a tomato plant.

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